Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The burning bush

Had a little excitement at our house this evening. And I missed it all.

Brandon & I were driving home from work when I got a phone call from Mike. He said "I have some good news, some really good news and some bad news. Which one do you want to hear first?" I said "the good news". He said "the good news is that ugly pampas grass bush that I hate is no more. The really good news is we still have a house. And the bad news is there was a little fire".

When we got home, this is what we found. It seems someone set the pampas grass on fire, which then set the fence on fire. What we don't know is, who it was, or if it was on purpose.

This is what pampas grass is suppose to look like (ours looked like this but way bigger).

This is what it looks like now. And did you see our fence? It's going to need replacing.

Lucky for us, the neighbor across the street on this side just got home from work & saw the bush on fire. He alerted Mike. Luckily Mike was home. Normally he wouldn't be, but today he was. Mike used the garden hose from the back yard to try & put the fire out.

The fire started to burn through to the back side of the fence. Mike said there was a lot of smoke.

A lot of the neighbors came running to help, but only the hose from the back yard would reach. The neighbors were throwing buckets of water onto the burning bush.

The fire department came & finished putting out the fire. I hated that I missed seeing the sexy firemen.

Mike did inhale a lot of smoke. Took him to the doctor, but he will be fine. Doctor gave him an inhaler of some sort. Maybe I should get him a fireman's hat as an award for saving our house. He is my hero. My own personal sexy fireman.
Smells like a bonfire at the beach at our house. Too bad I don't see the ocean when I look out through the big hole in the fence. Hopefully the house will air out soon.

I'm just so thankful that Mike was home at the time of the fire. If not, our house probably would have burnt down. The fire was traveling down the fence towards our house by the time Mike started putting it out. And the pepper tree had started to burn as well.

I'm so thankful for our neighbors who alerted Mike and called the fire department.

Just wish that Brandon & I were here to see it all. Then I could have had some real cool photos for the blog.

Now if only I hadn't just raised our homeowners deductible from $500 to $1000. Ouch! You live and learn.

Too bad the ugly agave plants didn't burn. I guess I shouldn't be greedy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Jase!!!

Today is Jase's birthday. Jase is Eric & Jeannette's oldest son. So that makes him Dorothy's grandson & my nephew.

I thought I would try posting a birthday video. I found this one on YouTube & thought it was quite funny. I hope I haven't offended any of you. But everyone in my family will think it is hilarious. Including Jase.

Happy Birthday Jase!!!

We Love you!!!

Aunt Kim

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is Dorothy's birthday. And Dorothy just happens to be my mom.

Happy birthday Mommy!!!!

Hope you have a great day. I'm sending down Brandon to visit you for your birthday. lol. Have a great day!



Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you that are mothers. If you are not, make sure you wish your mom, or someone who is, a Happy Mother's Day.

In honor of mothers day I thought I would share with you a video. It's about Stephanie Nielson, survivor of a near-fatal plane crash. She shares her story of a beautiful life centered on faith in Jesus Christ and love of family.

It's long, but worth watching.

I have been following Stephanie's blog at NieNie Dialogues ever since I heard about her plane crash back in August 2008. She also has an awesome sister named Courtney who has a blog called C Jane Enjoy It. Courtney posted a lot about Stephanie's accident and took care of 3 of her children while Stephanie was recovering.

I recommend you read both of their blogs someday. You will find both quite inspirational and even funny. And both have a way of making motherhood the most noblest of callings. But especially Stephanie.

This is the perfect video for Mother's Day.

And I want to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day. I love you!!!!